Interlocking shields

May 12, 2011
Interlocking shields
Rockford Systems, Inc.’s new line of electrically interlocked heavy-duty machine shields are available for vertical milling machines and have two safety microswitch locations. When the shield is swung out of position at either safety microswitch location, the positive contacts on the microswitch open, sending a stop signal to the machine control. All safety microswitches are mounted in an enclosed housing with a rating of IP 67 and a mechanical life of one million switching cycles. The shields consist of a thermo-formed, high impact-resistant, transparent polycarbonate front shield in tubular-steel frames. This provides operator protection from flying chips and coolant. The shield clamps to a steel support rod that rotates 180 degrees and operates a shield safety microswitch. The steel base also houses a second safety microswitch and provides lateral adjustment. Each shield can be positioned for maximum protection during operation and can be swung out of the way for easy access to the workpiece and tooling.
www.rockfordsystems.com

Other Engineering Products

  • Rockford emergency stop

    Emergency-stop assembly

    Rockford Systems, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services...
    Beam trolley

    Beam trolley

    MSA’s Beam Trolley is a moveable anchorage connector designed to support...
  • Flange seal

    Flange seal

    Intego Industrial Safety has created the next level of safety for bolted flanges...
    Stop tanker truck leaks

    Stop tanker truck leaks

    When a MC 306 and DOT 406 tanker truck carrying hazardous chemicals...
  • Clipless steel guarding

    Clipless steel guarding

    Custom industrial safety guarding provider Faztek announced a new line of clipless steel guarding...
    High-speed door

    High-speed door

    The LiteSpeed HZ joins the Rite-Hite family of high-speed doors as one of only two doors in the...